The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear ? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid ? ~Psalms 27:1
An amazing thing happened: God opened the door for my parents to reveal to a pastor to start baptizing in the name of Jesus. I’m very passionate about this specific topic because I believe the power is in the name of Jesus so when you fail to use His name, you fail to use His power to wash away sins. Acts 2:38 commands to be baptized in the name of Jesus. Would Peter have so quickly disobeyed Jesus who he had just been walking and talking with? Regardless, digression aside, My parents then called a prayer meeting to pray protection over us all. Although I do not think it’s wrong to do so, part of me is trying to work through the concept of it.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. ~ Joshua 1:9
I know with all my heart that God has laid this path before me. When I was younger, I always knew something bad was going to follow something good that happens in my life because that’s when the enemy would try to attack the most. Lately, however, I have lost that fear. To me I just know God will handle it. Yes, something might happen but lately they don’t. Perhaps it is as the preacher preached on Friday- I am in my season of favor. If so- wonderful! I just can’t seem to bring myself to fear things happening to me after good God events anymore. The fear has left- replaced by complete trust that God will even use the bad things for good. Perhaps that is the key. When I almost died the night before a conference back in February, in the midst of praise, God granted me a red hot convertible to get me to the church conference. When a staff member tried to get me kicked out of medical school because I accidentally involved in exposing that they did not change tests from year to year even though a simple tweak could have made all the difference, God ended up receiving praise for how He moved in my life. As time continues, when bad things have happened, He has taught me to praise and thus I just don’t worry as much. Is this wrong? I’m not sure. Is this bad? I don’t truly think so. My God has told me not to fear for He is with me- so I don’t. I will caution though- that there is one specific fear we need to have- fear of the Lord. This is understanding to your core who He is. This God is so amazing and merciful and wonderful but we must never forget that He holds all power. A true fear of the Lord helps keep us in the right path. To me it’s not so much fear with a negative connotation as it is that kind of fear you have for your parents. I still to this day feel like my mom could take me over her knee and wallup me if I act up but I know she loves me and just the thought of disappointing her gets to me and inspires me to do better. This is what the fear of the Lord is. So readers, join me in completely trusting Him to lose all fears but the only one we should have- of Him.
I love you with all my heart. Thank You for watching over me each step of the way. I love You.